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HEALTH CONSULTATION


HUDSON RIVER PCBS
GLEN FALLS, WARREN COUNTY, NEW YORK


APPENDIX C - DETAILED DATA TABLES



Table C-1. Distribution of interviews by area and time. Number and percentage of interviews conducted in each area by month, day of week and time of day.

    1991-92 Survey   1996 Survey
Interview Variables

Area 1

 

Area 2

  

Area 3

  

Total

  

Area 1

  

Area 2

  

Area 3

  

Total

n

(%)

 

n

(%)

 

n

(%)

 

N

(%)

 

n

(%)

 

n

(%)

 

n

(%)

 

N

(%)

                                                 
Month May 11 (19.6)   10 (20.0)   8 (13.3)   29 (17.5)                        
  June 7 (12.5)   12 (24.0)   24 (40.0)   43 (25.9)   5 (6.6)   14 (18.4)   17 (12.0)   36 (12.2)
  July 11 (19.6)   9 (18.0)   21 (35.0)   41 (24.7)   16 (21.1)   19 (25.0)   18 (12.7)   53 (18.0)
  August 5 (8.9)   6 (12.0)   4 (6.7)   15 (9.0)   25 (32.9)   5 (6.6)   43 (30.3)   73 (24.8)
  September 10 (17.9)   6 (12.0)   2 (3.3)   18 (10.8)   28 (36.8)   14 (18.4)   38 (26.8)   80 (27.2)
  October 8 (14.3)   7 (14.0)   1 (1.7)   16 (9.6)   2 (2.6)   24 (31.6)   26 (18.3)   52 (17.7)
  Nov.-Dec. 4 (7.1)   - -   - -   4 (2.4)   - -   - -   - -   - -
                                                 
Day Weekday 24 (42.9)   13 (26.0)   34 (56.7)   71 (42.8)   47 (61.8)   33 (43.4)   69 (48.6)   149 (50.7)
  Weekend 32 (57.1)   37 (74.0)   26 (43.3)   95 (57.2)   29 (38.2)   43 (56.6)   73 (51.4)   145 (49.3)
                                                 
Hour Morning 21 (37.5)   14 (28.0)   15 (25.0)   50 (30.1)   15 (19.7)   9 (11.8)   22 (15.5)   46 (15.6)
  Afternoon 17 (30.4)   15 (30.0)   22 (36.7)   54 (32.5)   36 (47.4)   23 (30.3)   90 (63.4)   149 (50.7)
  Evening 18 (32.1)   21 (42.0)   16 (26.7)   55 (33.1)   25 (32.9)   44 (57.9)   30 (21.1)   99 (33.7)
  Unknown - -   - -   7 (11.7)   7 (4.2)   - -   - -   - -   - -
                                                 
TOTAL   56 (33.7)   50 (30.1)   60 (36.1)   166 (100)   76 (25.9)   76 (25.9)   142 (48.3)   294 (100)
                                                 

 

Table C-2. Distribution of interviews among the survey areas. Number and percentage of completed surveys in each area.

 

1991-92 Survey

1996 Survey

  N (%) N (%)
         
Area 1 56 (33.7)1 76 (25.9)
 Thompson Island Pool (RM 187-196) 7 (12.5) 6 (7.9)
 Stillwater Pool (RM 167-182) - - 22 (28.9)
 Mechanicville-Stillwater (RM 154-166) 46 (82.1) 48 (63.2)
         
Area 2 50 (30.1) 76 (25.9)
 Albany-Troy (RM 140-153) 45 (80.4) 43 (56.6)
 Stuyvesant-Coxsackie (RM 115-139) 5 (8.9) 21 (27.6)
 Catskill (RM 110-114) - - 12 (15.8)
         
Area 3 60 (36.1) 142 (48.3)
 Kingston-Esopus (RM 90-109) 15 (26.8) 6 (7.9)
 Poughkeepsie (RM 70-89) 17 (30.4) 18 (23.7)
 Hudson Highlands (RM 43-69) 26 (46.4) 54 (71.1)
 Haverstraw Bay (RM 34-42) - - 58 (76.3)
 Tappan Zee Bridge-Croton Pt (RM 24-33) 2 (3.6) 6 (7.9)
         
Total 1661   294  
RM is the river mile index. The value is the number of miles along the river centerline upstream of the Battery.
1 In the 1991-92 survey, the location of 3 responses could not be accurately determined within Area 1. Thus, the totals are larger than the sum of locations that include Area 1 in 1991-92.

Table C-3. Demographic characteristics of anglers responding to 1991-92 and 1996 surveys.

    1991-92 Survey 1996 Survey
Demographic Variables  

Area 1

 

Area 2

 

Area 3

 

Total

 

Area 1

 

Area 2

 

Area 3

 

Total

  n (%)    n (%)    n (%)    N (%)    n (%)    n (%)    n (%)    N (%)
Age <24 yrs 15 (26.8)   11 (22.0)   9 (15.0)   35 (21.1)   19 (25.0)   8 (10.5)   12 (8.5)   39 (13.3)
  25-34 yrs 14 (25.0)   11 (22.0)   19 (31.7)   44 (26.5)   19 (25.0)   26 (34.2)   31 (21.8)   76 (25.9)
  35-44 yrs 10 (17.9)   13 (26.0)   16 (26.7)   39 (23.5)   24 (31.6)   22 (28.9)   50 (35.2)   96 (32.7)
  45-59 yrs 13 (23.2)   9 (18.0)   10 (16.7)   32 (19.3)   5 (6.6)   13 (17.1)   29 (20.4)   47 (16.0)
  60 + yrs 4 (7.1)   6 (12.0)   6 (10.0)   16 (9.6)   9 (11.8)   7 (9.2)   19 (13.4)   35 (11.9)
  Refusal - -   - -   - -   - -   - -   - -   1 (0.7)   1 (0.3)
                                                 
Gender Male 54 (96.4)   43 (86.0)   58 (96.7)   155 (93.4)   65 (85.5)   66 (86.8)   126 (88.7)   257 (87.4)
  Female 2 (3.6)   7 (14.0)   2 (3.3)   11 (6.6)   11 (14.5)   10 (13.2)   16 (11.3)   37 (12.6)
                                                 
Race/ Ethnicity White 53 (94.6)   42 (84.0)   37 (61.7)   132 (79.5)   75 (98.7)   60 (78.9)   69 (48.6)   204 (69.4)
  Black 2 (3.6)   6 (12.0)   16 (26.7)   24 (14.5)   1 (1.3)   6 (7.9)   29 (20.4)   36 (12.2)
  Hispanic - -   1 (2.0)   6 (10.0)   7 (4.2)   - -   3 (3.9)   36 (25.4)   39 (13.3)
  Others 1 (1.8)   1 (2.0)   1 (1.7)   3 (1.8)   - -   7 (9.2)   8 (5.6)   15 (5.1)
                                                 
Income <10 K 9 (16.1)   8 (16.0)   11 (18.3)   28 (16.9)   11 (14.5)   13 (17.1)   20 (14.1)   44 (15.0)
  $10-29 K 18 (32.1)   19 (38.0)   21 (35.0)   58 (34.9)   33 (43.4)   20 (26.3)   28 (19.7)   81 (27.6)
  $30-49 K 15 (26.8)   12 (24.0)   15 (25.0)   42 (25.3)   15 (19.7)   27 (35.5)   22 (15.5)   64 (21.8)
  50+ K 5 (8.9)   5 (10.0)   7 (11.7)   17 (10.2)   2 (2.6)   12 (15.8)   14 (9.9)   28 (9.5)
  Refusal 9 (16.1)   6 (12.0)   6 (10.0)   21 (12.7)   15 (19.7)   4 (5.3)   58 (40.8)   77 (26.2)
                                                 
Household 1 person 11 (19.6)   7 (14.0)   9 (15.0)   27 (16.3)   8 (10.5)   10 (13.2)   16 (11.3)   34 (11.6)
  2 people 17 (30.4)   11 (22.0)   13 (21.7)   41 (24.7)   21 (27.6)   27 (35.5)   48 (33.8)   96 (32.7)
  3 people 15 (26.8)   16 (32.0)   12 (20.0)   43 (25.9)   14 (18.4)   23 (30.3)   17 (12.0)   54 (18.4)
  4 people 9 (16.1)   5 (10.0)   11 (18.3)   25 (15.1)   20 (26.3)   10 (13.2)   27 (19.0)   57 (19.4)
  5 + people 4 (7.1)   11 (22.0)   15 (25.0)   30 (18.1)   13 (17.1)   6 (7.9)   34 (23.9)   53 (18.0)
                                                 
License Yes - -   - -   - -   - -   65 (85.5)   58 (76.3)   46 (32.4)   169 (57.5)
  No - -   - -   - -   - -   11 (14.5)   18 (23.7)   96 (67.6)   125 (42.5)
                                                 
TOTAL   56 (33.7)   50 (30.1)   60 (36.1)   166 (100)   76 (25.9)   76 (25.9)   142 (48.3)   294 (100)

Table C-4. Angler awareness of health advisories. Responses to Question 32.

    1991-92 Survey   1996 Survey
Demographic Variables

Yes

  

No

  

Don't know

  

Total

  

Yes

  

No

  

Don't know

  

Total

n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   N (%)   n (%)   n (%)   n (%)   N (%)
                                                 
Age <24 yrs 6 (17.1)   14 (40.0)   15 (42.9)   35 (21.1)   16 (41.0)   9 (23.1)   14 (35.9)   39 (13.3)
  25-34 yrs 23 (52.3)   12 (27.3)   9 (20.5)   44 (26.5)   38 (50.0)   14 (18.4)   24 (31.6)   76 (25.9)
  35-44 yrs 28 (71.8)   5 (12.8)   6 (15.4)   39 (23.5)   54 (56.3)   11 (11.5)   31 (32.3)   96 (32.7)
  45-59 yrs 19 (59.4)   7 (21.9)   6 (18.8)   32 (19.3)   19 (40.4)   4 (8.5)   24 (51.1)   47 (16.0)
  60 + yrs 9 (56.3)   5 (31.3)   2 (12.5)   16 (9.6)   18 (51.4)   5 (14.3)   12 (34.3)   35 (11.9)
  Refusal                                     1 (100)   1 (0.3)
                                                 
Gender Male 83 (53.5)   36 (23.2)   36 (23.2)   155 (93.4)   135 (52.5)   31 (12.1)   91 (35.4)   257 (87.4)
  Female 2 (18.2)   7 (63.6)   2 (18.2)   11 (6.6)   10 (27.0)   12 (32.4)   15 (40.5)   37 (12.6)
                                                 
Race/
Ethnicity
White 66 (50.0)   37 (28.0)   29 (22.0)   132 (79.5)   129 (63.2)   31 (15.2)   44 (21.6)   204 (69.4)
  Black 14 (58.3)   3 (12.5)   7 (29.2)   24 (14.5)   8 (22.2)   6 (16.7)   22 (61.1)   36 (12.2)
  Hispanic 3 (42.9)   2 (28.6)   2 (28.6)   7 (4.2)   5 (12.8)   1 (2.6)   33 (84.6)   39 (13.3)
  Others 2 (66.7)   1 (33.3)         3 (1.8)   3 (20.0)   5 (33.3)   7 (46.7)   15 (5.1)
                                                 
Income <10 K 6 (21.4)   14 (50.0)   8 (28.6)   28 (16.9)   15 (34.1)   10 (22.7)   19 (43.2)   44 (15.0)
  $10-29 K 31 (53.4)   18 (31.0)   9 (15.5)   58 (34.9)   40 (49.4)   17 (21.0)   24 (29.6)   81 (27.6)
  $30-49 K 30 (71.4)   4 (9.5)   8 (19.0)   42 (25.3)   48 (75.0)   4 (6.3)   12 (18.8)   64 (21.8)
  50+ K 10 (58.8)   2 (11.8)   5 (29.4)   17 (10.2)   19 (67.9)   4 (14.3)   5 (17.9)   28 (9.5)
  Refusal 8 (38.1)   5 (23.8)   8 (38.1)   21 (12.7)   23 (29.9)   8 (10.4)   46 (59.7)   77 (26.2)
                                                 
Area 1 31 (55.4)   13 (23.2)   12 (21.4)   56 (33.7)   57 (75.0)   15 (19.7)   4 (5.3)   76 (25.9)
  2 21 (42.0)   14 (28.0)   15 (30.0)   50 (30.1)   44 (57.9)   23 (30.3)   9 (11.8)   76 (25.9)
  3 33 (55.0)   16 (26.7)   11 (18.3)   60 (36.1)   44 (31.0)   5 (3.5)   93 (65.5)   142 (48.3)
                                                 
License Yes                         123 (72.8)   24 (14.2)   22 (13.0)   169 (57.5)
  No                         22 (17.6)   19 (15.2)   84 (67.2)   125 (42.5)
                                                 
TOTAL   85 (51.2)   43 (25.9)   38 (22.9)   166 (100)   145 (49.3)   43 (14.6)   106 (36.1)   294 (100)



Table C-5. How anglers became aware of health advisories and their general opinion of them.

   
1991-92 Survey
 
1996 Survey
   
Area 1
Area 2
Area 3
Total
 
Area 1
Area 2
Area 3
Total
    n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n

(%)

   

How did you learn about advisories?

 

Pamphlet with fishing license

12 (38.7) 13 (61.9) 6 (18.2) 31 (36.5) 23 (40.4) 22 (50.0) 19 (43.2) 64

(44.1)

 

Media

8 (25.8) 5 (23.8) 17 (51.5) 30 (35.3) 6 (10.5) 9 (20.5) 11 (25.0) 26

(17.9)

 

Posters (signs)

2 (6.5) - - - - 2 (2.4) 13 (22.8) 7 (15.9) - - 20

(13.8)

 

Word of mouth

9 (29.0) 2 (9.5) 9 (27.3) 20 (23.5) 8 (14.0) 2 (4.5) 12 (27.3) 22

(15.2)

 

Handouts

- - - - - - - - - - 2 (4.5) - - 2

(1.4)

 

Environmental organizations

- - - - - - - - 1 (1.8) - - - - 1

(0.7)

 

NYS DEC

- - - - - - - - 1 (1.8) 1 (2.3) 2 (4.5) 4

(2.8)

 

Don't know or no response

- - 1 (4.8) 1 (3.0) 2 (2.4) 5 (8.8) 1 (2.3) - - 6

(4.1)

                               

Do you agree that health advisories provide you with enough information?

                               
 

Yes

16 (51.6) 12 (57.1) 11 (33.3) 39 (45.9) 33 (57.9) 33 (75.0) 30 (68.2) 96

(66.2)

 

No

14 (45.2) 7 (33.3) 14 (42.4) 35 (41.2) 16 (28.1) 8 (18.2) - - 24

(16.6)

 

No opinion

1 (3.2) 2 (9.5) 8 (24.2) 11 (12.9) 8 (14.0) 3 (6.8) 14 (31.8) 25

(17.2)

     

Do you agree that health advisories are not needed or are exaggerated?

                               
 

Yes

6 (19.4) 5 (23.8) 14 (42.4) 25 (29.4) 2 (3.5) 8 (18.2) 1 (2.3) 11

(7.6)

 

No

24 (77.4) 13 (61.9) 14 (42.4) 51 (60.0) 40 (70.2) 30 (68.2) 12 (27.3) 82

(56.6)

 

No opinion

1 (3.2) 3 (14.3) 5 (15.2) 9 (10.6) 15 (26.3) 6 (13.6) 31 (70.5) 52

(35.9)

     

Have you made any changes since learning about the advisories?

                               
 

Yes

12 (38.7) 11 (52.4) 12 (36.4) 35 (41.2) 23 (40.4) 4 (9.1) 18 (40.9) 45

(31.0)

 

No

19 (61.3) 10 (47.6) 21 (63.6) 50 (58.8) 34 (59.6) 40 (90.9) 26 (59.1) 100

(69.0)

     

TOTAL

31 (36.5) 21 (24.7) 33 (38.8) 85 (100) 57 (39.3) 44 (30.3) 44 (30.3) 145

(100)


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